West Ham vs Newcastle preview
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Last Updated: 01/11/19 12:13pm
Team news, key stats and prediction ahead of West Ham vs Newcastle in the Premier League.
West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered another injury setback and will miss out against the Magpies on Saturday.
Michail Antonio is still recovering from surgery on a hamstring injury but could be available after the international break. Winston Reid has been building up his fitness with the U23s following a long-term injury but is not yet ready to return to the fold.
Newcastle striker Andy Carroll's is pushing to be involved against his former club after a groin problem. Fellow forward Dwight Gayle is available but Matt Ritchie, Fabian Schar and Florian Lejeune are still out.
Sean Longstaff is suspended after his sending-off against Wolves.
The Magpies' front trio of Miguel Almiron, Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin have mustered a single goal between them so far this season and Steve Bruce has admitted "either I change the system or I change the personnel".
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- West Ham won both Premier League meetings with Newcastle last season - they last won three in a row against the Magpies in March 1999.
- Newcastle have lost three of their last four Premier League away games against West Ham (W1), failing to score in each defeat.
- West Ham have dropped more points from winning positions than any other Premier League side this season (9), with the Hammers opening the scoring but failing to win their last two home games in the competition (D1 L1). They last failed to win three consecutive top-flight home games having scored the first goal in each one in August 1995.
- Newcastle have lost their last three Premier League away games, last losing more consecutively on the road in the competition in April 2016 (nine in a row).
- Newcastle have lost more away Premier League games in London than any other side in the competition (77), though they have won two of their last three in the capital.
- Newcastle haven't scored more than once in any of their last 10 Premier League games - they last had a longer such run between December 2007-March 2008 (12 games).
Charlie Nicholas' prediction
I watched the West Ham game last week. Robert Snodgrass was very good in particular, Andriy Yarmolenko was a bit off with his final ball, and Sebastien Haller didn't get the service he should have got, although I do like him. There is always the tendency at home that West Ham become a bit tense, but they should be burying these teams.
Against Sheffield United they battered them for 20 minutes and never really made anything, while they scored the first goal but never held on.
I think Steve Bruce has done a fabulous job at Newcastle. He doesn't have two up front to play and he loves playing with two strikers. Everything he has had to build, he has done so from the back, so they have to go back to front, but Newcastle's away record is good - they will frustrate them but West Ham will just edge it.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet)
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